Clinical Key Interface Update

Clinical Key UpdateAs previously announced, MD Consult has been replaced by Clinical Key.  Clinical Key has all the books and journals formerly in MD Consult, and much more, including over 1,000 books, over 20,000 videos, 2.5 million medical images, 600 journals, and a point-of-care resource called First Consult.

Clinical Key has released a new interface to make searching and browsing easier.

  • The search box on the opening page allows you to designate the type of resource to search: all, books, journals, First Consult, patient education.
  • The table of contents of individual books are presented more clearly with links to the chapters more apparent.
  • There are new “topic pages” with quick information on 1,400+ diseases.
  • Viewing the pdf of a book chapter still requires a personal account, one that you can create for yourself for free by clicking on “login” at the top righ of any screen.  Note that if you already have a login for Elsevier’s ScienceDirect journals you will already be registered and can use that same username and password.

Subscription to Clinical Key was made possible by the Geisel School of Medicine, the Department of Medicine, the Department of Surgery, the Department of Anesthesiology, the Patient Safety Training Center, and contributions from the Departments of Urology and Pediatrics.

Questions?  Contact, stop by, or call 603-650-7660.

MD Consult Now Clinical Key

MD Consult has been transitioned to a new product, Clinical Keyas of July 2014.  Elsevier no longer offers MD Consult.


 Clinical Key has all the books and journals formerly in MD Consult, and much more, including over 1,000 books, over 20,000 videos, 2.5 million medical images, 600 journals, and a point-of-care resource called First Consult.  Subscription to this enhanced database was made possible by the Geisel School of Medicine and contributions from several clinical departments.

Some navigation tips:

  • When browsing the contents of a particular book or journal, scroll down in the middle frame to see the chapters or articles.  Highlight one by clicking in the description (or by hovering and then clicking on the arrow that appears pointing right) and the contents of that chapter or articles will show in the right frame.  You can then click on a topic in the right frame to go directly to it.
  • Click on the title of a chapter or article to go to it. (Click on the words, not the pdf icon.)
  • At the chapter or article level, the contents jump over to the left frame, and additional navigation aids are in the right frame.
  • There is a search box at the top center of the page – the default is to search all content in Clinical Key, but you can also change it to search just the book you are looking at.
  • To browse books, click on “Books” in the top bar.  Similarly, you can browse other types of content by clicking on it in the top bar.
  • If you had personal bookmarks for MD Consult you will need to update them.

Tips for printing:

  • If you click on a pdf icon, you’ll get a notice that you must log in.  That means that you must create a personal login – one you can create one for yourself for free by clicking on “login” at the top right of any screen.  Note that if you already have a login for Elsevier’s ScienceDirect journals you will already be registered and can use that same username and password.
  • There is another way to print, without logging in. While looking at the content of a chapter, click on the little printer icon at the top of the center frame.  A new window with the content, stripped of extraneous material, will open, plus your browser’s print window.  Your browser’s print window may offer an option to “print” to pdf, if you would like to save the content in this format.

More help can be found here:

If you have questions, contact the Biomedical Libraries Reference staff – 650–7660 or

Try Scopus for Research and Citation Analysis

Try Scopus

Dartmouth faculty, students and staff have access to Scopus until May 31st as a free trial.  Scopus, like Web of Science, indexes peer-reviewed literature in a broad range of fields, with deep coverage of science, technology, and medicine.

Use Scopus in your research and citation analysis work during May, and let us know what you think of this resource!

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!  Please use this link to send us your feedback.

Use Scopus to:

  • Find current research in a wide range of fields, including interdisciplinary, collaborative and global work
  • Search for work by specific researchers or by those from specific institutions
  • Explore  the history of citations to a particular paper or to an author; download citation counts
  • Identify collaborators, both existing and potential
  • Track, analyze, and visualize research using tools within Scopus
  • Find publications supported by grant funds (2013 forward)

See the Scopus Quick Reference Guide for More Features

Scopus URL:

Questions or comments?  Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.

Mobile Apps for Chemistry, Physics, Biology


Image used under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license

A round-up of sites describing useful and popular chemistry apps for mobile devices:

goldstar2Mobile Science lists a range of popular apps in chemistry and other disciplines (physics, biology, math) with brief descriptions and up- and down-votes.

goldstar2The SciMobileApps wiki has an extensive list of chemistry apps, as well as other disciplines.

goldstar2  Check out The Mobile Chemist & Chemical Engineer from Stanford’s Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library.   Arranged by category including Formulas, Structures, Reactions; Journals, Magazines, News; Structure Drawing; 3D Visualization; Calculating & Graphing  and so on.

Don’t forget Browzine!   goldstar2Licensed by the Library, Browzine delivers the most recent issue of thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet.   Select journals you follow and arrange them on a ‘bookshelf’ so they’re always at your fingertips.  Save citations and pdfs to Zotero, MendeleyDropbox and other services for offline reading.   (Follow setup instructions to configure Browzine to recognize your Dartmouth journal access.)


Further reading:

Filed under: Chemistry, Science, Tech Tips

UpToDate Enhancements Coming

UpToDate banner UpToDate® introduces enhanced search results and an improved user interface Find answers faster than ever with links to the sections and graphics most likely to answer your clinical questions. UpToDate synthesizes data from over 21 million monthly topic views to analyze search terms and information viewed by clinicians. This analysis enables UpToDate to quickly and accurately display relevant sections and graphics for a given search. Navigating UpToDate is even more intuitive with a redesigned user interface that puts key features like Drug Interactions and Practice Changing UpDates on every page.

Enhancements that improve search and usability include:

  • Links to the sections and graphics within a topic that are most likely to answer your clinical question
  • Customizability allows you to collapse the search results to see more results per page; this setting will be saved if you are logged in
  • The topic outline continues to provide a comprehensive overview of all topic sections and graphics
  • Find in Topic now displays your search term immediately upon opening
  • Improved user interface facilitates navigation by grouping items together in sections in the header and footer

enhancement examples

Learn more about the enhanced search results and updated user interface:
Watch a brief video demonstrating the changes or view a full description.

DynaMed Mobile!

Dynamed MobileDid you know that DynaMed is available as a mobile application, compatible with devices such as the Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, just to name a few?  Visit here to learn more.

DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of Systematic Literature Surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.

A recent article in BMJ evaluated five point-of-care resources (including UpToDate) to see how quickly the resources updated new evidence.  DynaMed was judged the best by far at updating critical topic reviews based on new evidence.


According to another study of disease reference tools by KLAS, survey respondents indicated that DynaMed excelled in the credibility of the information it provided and in the relevance of its information.


Links to DynaMed can be found on the Biomedical Libraries Web under Resources and in the Dartmouth Library Catalog.

On Building a Mathematics Digital Library

MathDigLibHappy first day of Spring! I want to bring this newly released National Research Council report to your attention:

Developing a 21st Century Global Library for Mathematics Research

I highly recommend reading the Report Brief (3 pgs) found under the “Related Resources” tab; the full report (preprint) is available for free download (143 pgs) as well.

François G. Dorais, a JWY Research Instructor in the Department of Mathematics, was one of the invited contributors and reviewers for this report. I will also post a copy of the Report Brief on the Library Bulletin Board outside 102 Kemeny. If you have questions or would like to generally discuss the report, or have other ideas/concerns about the library, I’m happy to meet with you!

Filed under: Math, Publishing, Research

Science of Synthesis – New Release

SOSv4 Alert synthetic organic and organometallic chemists will have already noted significant improvements with the new version of Science of Synthesis just released.  SoS is a substantial resource, with its print counterpart (formerly known as Houben-Weyl Methoden der Organischen Chemie) comprising some 50 volumes of reviewed, selected methods of molecular transformations.  Tip: Click the “Explore Contents” tab to view the hierarchical contents listing with its organization based on compound structure.

Enhancements with the new release include:

  • A new interface and product design
  • Improved text search functionality
  • Better structure/reaction searching and retrieval
  • New content – special topics and updates

SOSScience of Synthesis provides critical reviews of synthetic methodology developed in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. Features include:

  • Selection of molecular transformations by recognized experts with elaboration on scope and limitations
  • Full-text descriptions of synthetic methods with practical experimental procedures immediately applicable in the lab
  • A community of over 1,000 experts involved in the review and updating of methods
  • Logical organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group
  • Intuitive search functions to allow rapid lead generation and route optimization

Related links:

Filed under: Chemistry

Upcoming NCBI Webinars

NCBINCBI is offering two webinars to the New England region in March. They are: Overview of NCBI Molecular Databases on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM  and NCBI BLAST Services on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  These are scheduled for 2 hours but should be done in an hour and a half. Please follow the links below to register for the classes.

Overview of NCBI Molecular Databases, March 19, 2014  3:15 PM
This webinar provides an introduction to the molecular databases at the NCBI and covers accessing data through the Entrez system and BLAST. It provides an overview of databases, describes types of molecular data, and demonstrates sequence, variation, genome information and BLAST searching using a single gene as an example to navigate across the integrated databases, search tools, and other resources. Registration:
(Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

NCBI BLAST Services, March 20, 2014 9:00 AM
This session highlights new features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using NCBI BLAST, the most popular sequence similarity service in the world. The workshop demonstrates useful but under-used features of the updated service including direct access from the Entrez sequence databases; the integration and expansion of Align-2-Sequences; organism limits, other filters and re-organized databases on the submission forms; formatting options (CDS, sorting by position, taxonomy reports) and downloading options on results; and TreeView analysis of results. It also shows how the new conserved domain enhanced protein BLAST service (DELTA-BLAST) improves the sensitivity and specificity of protein BLAST and demonstrates two new sequence analysis services that have been added to the BLAST area of the NCBI site: Primer BLAST, an oligonucleotide primer designer and specificity checker, and a multiple protein sequence alignment tool (COBALT). These new aspects of BLAST provide easier access and results that are more comprehensive and easier to interpret and analyze.
(Note:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

Web of Science – New Interface

Web of Science, the multi-disciplinary index of journal literature, debuted a new interface on January 12, 2014.  All the familiar functions are still there, but many have moved and/or are hidden in drop-down menus.  For instance, find “Cited Reference Search” on the drop-down menu next to “Basic Search” at the left of the main screen.

For a brief video tutorial about the new interface, see

Additional tutorials on using the new Web of Science may be found at